It looks like Ryan Reynolds has made movie magic again playing his foulmouthed, murderous antihero in Deadpool 2.
Following its near-perfect test screenings, the first reactions to the much-anticipated sequel have been overwhelmingly positive. One reviewer boldly claimed that it's better than Avengers: Infinity War, which recently set the record for the most profitable box office opening ever when it raked in a staggering $630 million.
Deadpool 2 is better than Infinity War?— alex (@alex_abads) May 10, 2018
Without revealing spoilers, others lauded its R-rated qualities and what is apparently a side-splitting post-credits scene.
#Deadpool2: I’ll say this, it earns the hell out of that R rating. And the cameos. And the post-credit scenes.— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) May 10, 2018
Just saw #Deadpool2. Safe to say it features the best post credits scene EVER. I’m still recovering.— Nigel M. Smith (@nigelmfs) May 10, 2018
More people yet praised its witty writing as an improvement over the original Deadpool. Check out choice tweets below:
Happy to report 'Deadpool 2' is a lot of fun and had me laughing beginning to end. Stuff after the credits is *awesome*. All the people added to the film were perfectly cast. Avoid spoilers. Always makes it a better experience. pic.twitter.com/4Q3Kr1ARPh— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 10, 2018
Deadpool 2 rejoices in its R rating with sharper humor and a damn good deconstruction of modern blockbuster cinema.— J. Cole Clay (@WordsByCole) May 10, 2018
I didn't like the first Deadpool. DEADPOOL 2 beat me into submission until I was actually enjoying myself. Also it features my now favorite post credit scene.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 10, 2018
The post-credits scene at the end of Deadpool 2 is so great.— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) May 10, 2018
I liked DEADPOOL 2 more than the first one (which I wasn’t a huge fan of). Slow to start but all the stuff with X-Force and Cable (and Peter!) works surprisingly well.— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) May 10, 2018
Oh man, Deadpool 2 is really good fun. All the hilarity and self-awareness of the first film but it also manages to be quite subversive and weirdly sweet. Thoroughly enjoyed myself (also you’re gonna wanna stick around for those post-credits). pic.twitter.com/CVaSAqvE0v— Sammy Paul (@ICOEPR) May 10, 2018
Erm. So.— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) May 10, 2018
Deadpool 2 is fucking brilliant. pic.twitter.com/Qjsyxne9w2
I’ve seen Deadpool 2 twice now and I absolutely loved it!!— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) May 10, 2018
Of course, a couple of movie snobs tweeted scathing opinions, but these negative mini-reviews are few and far between.
I just saw Deadpool 2 and what a disappointment magic is gone, lame action, so so parody, no longer fresh, James Brolin as cable kind of wasted I would skip it. Best part is after credits scene. Set up for sequel #deadpool2 pic.twitter.com/bBH1xc7ceF— Lee Mickus (@mickuslee) May 10, 2018
DEADPOOL 2: A 113-minute Honest Trailer that steals its best scene from MACGRUBER. Josh Brolin's third-best summer movie. Criminal misuse of Julian Dennison. Your ten-year-old son's new favourite movie. It will make $1-billion.— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) May 10, 2018
In conclusion, we should all probably get our asses to the nearest Deadpool 2 screening ASAP.